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Tesla Contract Workers Pressured To Accept Debit Card For Pay Instead Of Check: Lawsuit

Tesla failed to pay contract workers at its California assembly plant all required overtime wages, while also making them work without taking a legally mandated break, according to a new lawsuit filed in California state court. The employees were faced “pressure” from a temp agency that hires workers at the factory to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Yet Another Probe After Worker At Tesla Plant Had His Jaw Broken By Equipment

California regulators are investigating an incident at Tesla’s factory in the state that involved a subcontractor who broke his jaw after getting struck by a piece of factory equipment. It’s the second probe announced by the state this month, and came just days before Tesla vigorously defended its safety record. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Cadillac’s Johan De Nysschen Just Couldn’t Build The SUVs Fast Enough

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Switching To 24/7 Shifts To Push For 6,000 Model 3s Per Week By June, Elon Musk Says 

Tesla will operate its assembly plant in California “24/7" as part of an effort to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan to 6,000 units per week by June, CEO Elon Musk told the company Tuesday, in an email obtained by Jalopnik.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla’s War With The Media Is Just Unhinged At This Point

Over the past year, as Tesla has struggled to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, the company has made it a priority to slam news outlets that report on its alleged labor violations and manufacturing woes. On Monday, the PR strategy became utterly unhinged. The implication has become clear to reporters…Read more… Continue […]

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Tesla Undercounts Worker Injuries To Make Safety Record Appear Better: Report (UPDATED)

Tesla has failed to report some worker injuries at its California factory on legally mandated reports, which helped make “the company’s injury numbers look better than they actually are,” according to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting’s magazine Reveal. Tesla disputed every one of Reval’s…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Accuses Federal Investigators Of Being ‘More Concerned With Headlines’ Than Safety

Tesla is known to issue extraordinary press releases, but this one could take the proverbial cake. On Thursday, in response to the National Transportation Safety Board’s formal announcement that Tesla had been removed from a federal probe of a fatal Model X crash, the automaker accused the investigators of being “more…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Feds To Tesla: You Didn’t Quit Model X Investigation, You Were Fired (Updated)

Late Wednesday, Tesla said it withdrew from a formal agreement with the National Transportation Safety Board over a provision that says it can’t release details of a fatal crash involving a Model X traveling with the vehicle’s Autopilot system engaged. But today, Bloomberg reports that, in fact, the NTSB kicked Tesla…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Blames Driver In Fatal Model X Autopilot Crash As Family Considers Legal Action 

Tesla has released a statement blaming last month’s fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode on the driver who died in the incident following news that his family is exploring legal options against the automaker.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Wants To Start Production On The Model Y By November 2019; Which Is Also When Production On The Semi’s Supposed To Start; And That’s A Year Before Production Of The New Roadster Begins: Report 

Tesla is struggling to ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan, but that’s not stopping the automaker from thinking about its next vehicle, the Model Y crossover. And if a report from Reuters is accurate, Tesla wants to start production on that vehicle by 2019. In the same California factory as the Model 3. […]

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Taiwanese Automaker Xing Claims It’s Building An Off-Road Electric Supercar That’s Quicker Than A Tesla Roadster

Tesla isn’t even close to putting its recently revealed Tesla Roadster into production and yet there’s already a wave of companies trying to outpace it. On one end, you have Rimac, with a more traditional electric road car, and now on the other end there’s this Taiwanese company called Xing with a cute little off-road…Read […]

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Tesla Fanboy Writes Online ‘Will’ To Be Sure No One Sues Tesla If Autopilot Kills Him

I’ve always been a little baffled by the intense brand loyalty some people feel for car companies, but I think this particular expression is far more unsettling than any “rather push a whatever than drive a whatever” hat. I’m talking about a very happy Tesla owner who has posted an update to his will (most […]

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